If you want to eat the best pizza in Manly, this is the place to go. Proper Italian pizzas, thin base and awesome variety of toppings (try the Spicy Marinated Lamb or Bermuda: Seafood Pizza with hot chili shrimps!). Laid back place with a friendly atmosphere, friendly service and a free wine tasting every 1st Tuesday of the month. Fantastic place.
Enjoy steak, seafood and global dishes in a spacious restaurant and a relaxed vibe. Great lunch deals as well as Take Away and private function bookings are available. Staff is attentive, friendly and very helpful. Fantastic local place, parking is easy directly across the road.
Offering the undisputed best Margaritas in town, served in jam jars. Best to get here early, there is quite a bit of waiting time if you arrive after normal dinner time. The place is tiny (which gives Chica Bonita its flair) and you can’t blame them as their Margaritas are absolutely worth a wait. The food is fantastic, the fish tacos a MUST. One of my favorite places in Manly for both drinks and food.
Middle eastern inspired modern Australian cuisine – almost too pretty to eat! This local gem provides a special dining experience, friendly service and amazing Arabic coffee. Enjoy one of Restaurateur Ashraf Saleh’s fusion food main plates or take a food journey with one of the degustation options (vegetarian available).
Great Italian cuisine. The food is delicious and the portions big, the staff is polite but not professional. Don’t be surprised if they mess up at least one order or serve you an entree (that you did not order) and take it away five minutes later. BUT: The Quattro Formaggi pizza is awesome.
Right on Manly Wharf, Hugos is probably one of Sydney’s most spectacular waterfront restaurants. Relaxed Australian, urban and comfy atmosphere and simply beautiful Italian food. Try the non-alcoholic Mocktails, they are delicious! Thee service is fantastic, even when busy they are excellent and always friendly.
Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine: wood-fired pizzas, gourmet pasta dishes and tasty salads are on the menu. It is a BYO restaurant thats vegetarian, vegan and family friendly. Enjoy a rustic atmosphere and watch the pizzas coming out of the wood fired oven! The service is fast and friendly and the value for money is great as its good quality food.
Jah Bar Manly
Perfect for a Pallea Night or a Sunday arvo date. Enjoy some share tapas plates and Chilli-Mango-Margaritas in a cozy atmosphere with open kitchen views. Awesome food (fish tacos, scallops, calamari and stuffed zucchini flowers), friendly service and delicious cocktails. If you want to see the chef in action, take a seat at the bar, if you come with a large group, check out the courtyard at the back which has a relaxed feel to it.
Chic venue, relaxed atmosphere and a spectacular beach side view. Breakfast, lunch, dinners, seafood raw bar and in-between coffee & drinks 7 days a week. Great specials at most nights of the week, don’t miss out on ‘Sexy Sashimi’ – the Tuesday special with a Sashimi platter to share $25. Also a great venue for groups and functions with set menus and a range of private and semi-private areas available for bookings.
Pilu at Freshwater
Despite panoramic views of the beach, this Sardinian restaurant offers an excellent fine dining experience. A great venue for a special occasion or celebration. The 5 course degustation is incredible and comes with a mouthwatering matching wine selection. Make sure you also visit Pilu’s casual kiosk where not only the locals enjoy a coffee or sandwich in the sun.
American Pizza Parlour Nostalgia in a cosy location in the heart of Manly (you can order take-away too). Despite the amazing vibe and atmosphere, the pizzas at Pocket Pizza are fantastic and have tasty toppings. Kale pizza is their number one, but you should also try “Prawnographic” and “Cheesus Christ”. Have some garlic-butter topped popcorn for entree, it’s amazing. Lovely staff and owner.
Totally worth a walk (or ride) up the hill to Balgowlah – Roasted Grape is a perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine with some modern Australian share plates (aka tapas) in a lovely and intimate atmosphere. The food is superb, the Calamari and Prawns out of this world. Welcoming staff and friendly owner. Live Music on Thursday nights and a coffee bar in the morning.
Located at the end of the Corso on the promenade, The Pantry offers not only best beach views but also delicious food. The tapas servings are quite generous and the mains beautiful (and really good sizes!). Also a great spot for fresh and fantastic breakfast delights.
The Wine Room & Bar – Balgowlah RSL
Delicious food in a sophisticated wine bar environment. Dark leather and low lighting create a cosy atmosphere – nothing you’d expected inside an RSL! The service is great and so is the food and wine list: Tapas-style plates to share, large mains and a range of wines are sourced come from across the globe.
If you are after fantastic pizza and outstanding service, make sure to visit Toro Nero in Mona Vale. Enjoy a Jalapeno Margarita with some delicious starters, try a Pizza (highly recommended: the one with gorgonzola and fresh fig!) or one of their very generous pasta dishes. Tip: Talk to the staff if you’re planning a hen do or any event that requires a great cocktail bartender!